Our 2015 – 2016 Season!
Requiem– W.A. Mozart and Te Deum– Karl Jenkins
Alexander’s Feast: The Power of Music – G.F. Handel
Requiem for the Living– Dan Forrest & Beatitude Mass– Henry Mollicone
Friday, November 13 – 8:00 PM
St. Luke’s Parish
1 Ruggles St., Westborough
with orchestra and soloists:
Elissa Alvarez– Soprano, Margaret Lias– Mezzo Soprano
Matthew Anderson– Tenor, Thomas Jones– Baritone
The Mastersingers return to their roots with a performance of Mozart’s much-loved work, which the chorus featured on their first concert in May 1978. In spite of its difficult history and numerous “completions and versions” the Requiem continues to be one of the most popular works in the choral repertoire.
Carl Jenkins’ Te Deum (2008) will provide a brilliant and joyous contrast to open the concert.
Interested singers are invited to attend an open rehearsal. Open rehearsals are held at the start of preparation for each concert; click HERE for details. Open rehearsal dates for the November 2015 concert are:
Monday, August 31,
Tuesday, September 8,
Monday, September 14
Rehearsals are held Monday nights, 7:30 – 9:45 pm at Church of the Nativity.
45 Howard St.
Sunday, December 13 – 3:30 PM
First Church Congregational
37 High St., Marlborough
An annual holiday tradition. Be sure to join AVM in singing the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah.
Sunday, March 13 – 3:30 PM
St. Mark’s School
25 Marlborough Rd., Southborough
“Alexander’s Feast, or The Power of Music” was one of Handel’s most popular works, which he often revived when he needed a guaranteed box office success. Dramatic and pictorially vivid, the work is neither opera nor yet a full-scale oratorio. At a feast presented by Alexander the Great, Timotheus the court musician demonstrates music’s power over human emotions and its ability to bring about harmony between man and the universe.
Saturday, May 14 – 8:00 PM
St. Mary’s Parish
640 Main St., Shrewsbury
Dan Forrest- Requiem for the Living (2013) “A fresh and inspiring perspective on life, love, loss and renewal.” This work has achieved widespread acclaim, with over a hundred performances in the US and abroad. (with Chamber Ensemble)
Henry Mollicone- Beatitude Mass: for the Homeless (2006) The text incorporates the words from the Latin Mass with English texts by William Luce drawn from interviews conducted with people living in homeless shelters. The lyric melodies and lush harmonies exalt the simple and anguished words of homeless people, beginning and ending with the Beatitudes “Blessed are the Poor.” (with Chamber Ensemble)
The Assabet Valley Mastersingers would like to thank Anchor Wealth Management and our other sponsors for a wonderful Golf Outing at Cyprian Keyes Golf Club. We would like to congratulate the all of the raffle winners and the golfing winners and commiserate that no one won the Hole-in-One Grand Prize this year. Wait until next year!Anchor Wealth Management
Curtiss Landscaping Designing
Chuck & Wendy Black
GPS Financial Management
Judy Yaukoes, realtor
Harris & Nancy McNeill
Church of the Nativity
Michelle Gillespie, realtor
St. Mary’s Credit Union
Hodge & Associates
Clausen & Co., CPAs
Bob & Deb EatonTougas Family Farm, English Garden Florists, LaRuche Salon, Tea4USA, National Lumber, Sunrise Boutique, Museum of Russian Icons, The Bistro, Tavolino’s, Christina’s, South Street Diner, Cheng Du, Sachs Jewelers, Panera, Buffalo Wild Wings, Napoli Deli, Mendon Greenhouse, Old Timer Restaurant, Strand Theatre, Arturo’s, AAA, Rivkah’s Salon, Tatnuck Bookseller, Wegman’s, Stop & Shop, Golfsmith, Monte Becker, Dick & Carol Rader, Cindi Stem, Ruth Russo, Michele Landes, Diane Savarese, Aly Church, and the choristers of AVM.We especially thank The AVM Chambersingers, the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club with their staff and the AVM golf committee who made the event possible: Debra Wallace, Cheryl McCarthy, Jim Baker, Holly Horgan, Cindi Stem, Martha Schwarzkopf, Ruth Russo, Michele Landes, Bob Eaton, Diane Savarese, Carl Kinkel, Michelle Gillespie, Doug Cotanche, Linda Clark, Fred Brewitt, and Ellen Church.